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Boccia UK announce cancellation of UK Championships 2020

Wed 7th October 2020

Boccia UK have announced the cancellation of this year's UK Championships because of the continued impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Championships, which see the best Boccia players from across all four home nations compete for the honour of being UK Champion, had originally been due to take place in June but were postponed in the hope that they could be rescheduled safely in December. However the Boccia UK Board met on 6th October and concluded that it would not be possible to stage the Championships given the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Boccia UK Chair, David Richmond said: "The safety of the Boccia family is paramount. Many of our athletes are still shielding, or training in a highly managed way to minimise risk, and also with many facilities still closed, we are some way off a return to training normally for everyone. Whilst I'm sure that this will be a disappointment for some players, equally it may come as a relief to others. We will continue to plan to hold a UK Championships in 2021 when it is safe to do so."